Rosalba Icaza is senior lecturer at the Institute for Social Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She has been involved in collaborative research initiatives dealing with the global governance of knowledge making and the practices of epistemic dissent and resistance that contest its numerous institutional expressions (e.g. Global and Regional governance of trade, NGOization of development agendas, global governance of sexual and reproductive health, etc.). She is currently part of the Transnational Network Other Knowledges.
Understanding social resistance, and particularly indigenous and working-class women individual and collective resistance to interrelated forms of transnational/global oppressions has been at the core of her thinking and teaching.
She is interested in the application of action-research methodologies in her teaching and research and committed to facilitating spaces for mutual learning between practitioners and academics. Third-world and de-colonial feminist theories, modernity/coloniality/decoloniality collective thinking and theories on social resistance to global and regional governance have captured her attention.
Rosalba holds a PhD and MA in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick and a BA in International Relations from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
She has been granted twice the prestigious European Commission Marie Curie Fellowship (2005-2007 and 2007- 2009) and has received Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Oxford University and Warwick University research grants.